Bette Davis

Q: You’ve intrigued me with your comment on blogging, I wonder what you *thought* it’d be?

A: Hm! Got a minute? No, seriously I’ll try to be succinct. Blogging is completely different than I expected. In a way it strikes me as belonging to another era, like a bunch of avid Victorian letter writers scattered across the globe with the magical facility of return post. I didn’t expect to establish friendships with people who I will probably never set eyes on, and who go by aliases. I *thought* it would be much less personal and civilized. So, Babe, (how civilized is that?) how’s by you?

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  1. March 16, 2013

    It’s rare to find people who appreciate many of the same things I do and seemingly in the same way, particularly when we all come to it with such startlingly different frames of reference and life experience. That, in my opinion, is what’s so great about blogging. (Or what’s so great about Beguiling Hollywood, anyway.) Never stop, V. 🙂

  2. March 16, 2013

    It is great! And, I had to be chivvied into it. Result – I love it, that says something about my judgement, but we’ll have to get to that later. xox, V

  3. March 16, 2013

    I started with the same hesitation and attitude. In fact, my daughter talked me into it. I didn’t think I’d last a week. I can honestly say, after 200 posts (most of them rubbish) and 14 months, that the friends that I’ve made and exchanges we’ve had, are more real in some instances than my face to face friends. I try to explain it to non-bloggers and they look at me like I’m crazy – like I’m slightly naive. It doesn’t matter, if anything it makes our little world all the more enjoyable. You’re right Vickie, we’re like Victorian letter writers, pen pals with the magic of instant responses. I hope to keep my new friends for a good long time. I’ve found the people in this community to be sensitive, kind, artistic, compassionate, wise, and on and on… it’s a colony of like souls. I really don’t know how to describe it but I feel very blessed to call this group of people my friends.
    I was thinking the other day that if I ever did meet my Mr. Wonderful and decided to tie the knot, how wonderful it would be to invite and gather all of my blogging friends for the ceremony!! Just a fantasy, but wouldn’t that be rich! xoxox

    • March 16, 2013

      Maybe it’s the formality of having to express ourselves in long form? But, it engenders thoughtfulness like nothing else. There’s got to be some very real cognitive, neurological component involving language and writing going on…
      Oh, oh, oh! And now I’m going all non-verbal – can I arrange flowers for your wedding??? It’s a fantasy now, but next year??? Maybe not so much 😉 !!!

      • March 16, 2013

        Oh, I’d LOVE that, Vickie!! One of my fantasies, had I moved to Los Angeles, was opening my own floral design shop/ event or party planning business – you can see it was still in the fantasy stage! haha! I know you’re a very aesthetic person with your home, clothes, flowers, cooking, etc. I can tell. This is where you and I are very much alike. For you to do the flowers would be a dream!
        I think that’s the best explanation I’ve heard as to why blogging is so attractive. You’ve got it!

      • March 16, 2013

        Merci beaucoup! I am looking forward to it. 🙂

  4. March 17, 2013

    Dear V
    You are so right – when blogging I feel as though I am entering another world – for me the 18th century (where I metaphorically spend much of my time).
    We are all busy tending to our cabinets of curiosities and publishing our pamphlets, but always find time for attending to our epistles, which is exactly how it should be.
    That’s why I always refer to my ‘posts’ as scented letters, for to me that’s exactly what they are billets doux.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • March 17, 2013

      I see you in the Age of Enlightenment, that’s just perfect.

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